Wyoming sale could get local miners paid

The proposed sale of Blackjewel LLC mines in Wyoming includes a plan to pay all the company’s employees whose last checks bounced in early July.

According to an Oct. 7 court filing, Blackjewel hoped to close the sale of the Wyoming properties yesterday.

Last week, a West Virginia federal bankruptcy court tentatively approved the sale to Eagle Specialty Materials LLC. At that time, the parties hoped to close the sale by Oct. 7.